Does anyone know a good source/ref for the equations used by (nastran) RBE2 element to get the load distribution assuming a force being applied at the independent node? I remember seeing something in the old msc.nastran manual but cannot find it anymore

If one was to set-up a simple RBE2 as follows;

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[li]Assume it only works in 1 direction-say vertical (Y)[/li]

[li]a load W is applied at the independent node[/li]

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Would it be possible to write the equations in Mathcad to solve them?

Thanks

Regards